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Give Kids a Smile Toolbox 01/24/13

The American Dental Association launched the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.

The GKAS Program Planning Toolbox is a resource for dentists and other team members interested in implementing the program in their community. The guide includes a step-by-step timetable on how to plan an educational, screening, or treatment event; how to promote the event...

How To Increase Cancer Screening Rates: A Quality Improvement Toolkit for Busy Office Practices 01/16/13

This toolkit, for physicians and clinical staff, provides evidence-based action steps and tools to improve cancer screening rates in their practice. By increasing cancer screening rates, practices can improve quality performance measures.

The toolkit has three main components:

  1. The four essentials and related tools to improve cancer screening rates
  2. Clinic self-assessment using the four essentials
  3. Guidance and tips for effective office training...
Choose Your Cover: Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Toolkit 12/17/12

This toolkit can help organizers develop a Choose Your Cover skin cancer awareness, education, and free screening program in their community. This program brings free skin cancer screenings; complimentary sunscreen; and a wealth of vital skin safety information, involving cancer detection, prevention, and sun smart precautions, directly to the at-risk population of people who spend extended time in the sun—at the beach, ballpark, and other outdoor venues.

The toolkit...

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help 12/04/12

The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative aims to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.

Resources include the following:

  • Patient safety checklists
  • Late-term...
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation 11/13/12

This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity. It identifies strategies that individually have the greatest potential reach and impact on preventing obesity, based on research evidence and the current level of progress in each area. For each strategy, the report also suggests a set of actions that are likely to make a positive contribution to that strategy's achievement based on research...

Team Up. Pressure Down. 11/12/12

This nationwide program aims to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through patient–pharmacist engagement. The videos and resources on this page can help patients, pharmacists, and health care providers better understand high blood pressure and the steps they can take to prevent or treat it.

Resources include the following:

  • Blood pressure journal
  • Medication tracker wallet card
  • Pocket discussion tool
  • Drug Adherence Work-up (DRAW ©) tool...
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit 11/01/12

This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). The goal of an ASP is to manage and ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics, while minimizing resistance to and the costs of antibiotic therapy.

The resources included are intended to provide a basic framework that can be tailored to suit institutions irrespective of the facility’s size, academic teaching status, staffing...

Migrant Clinicians Network Toolbox and Resources 10/23/12

This online collection for clinicians provides tools and resources for use in various departments of migrant and community health centers.

The Toolbox contains sample documents, forms, policies, tools, and protocols that can be adapted to meet the clinic’s needs to help provide quality health care to the underserved.

The Resource Database includes downloadable resources as well as links on a wide variety of primary care issues. It contains links to other organizations...

Heart Failure Self-Management—Caring for Your Heart: Living Well With Heart Failure 10/16/12

These health communication aides for clinicians can help them demonstrate to patients that organized self-management support can improve self-care behaviors and prevent hospitalizations.

These materials are available in two versions, currently being tested in a multicenter clinical trial. The versions are identical except for one aspect. Version 1 does not teach patients how to self-adjust their diuretic dose based on daily weights. Rather, it instructs patients to call their...

Road to Health Toolkit 10/08/12

The Road to Health Toolkit is designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes. This toolkit provides community health workers, nurses, health educators, and dietitians with interactive tools that can be used to counsel and motivate those at high risk for type 2 diabetes. These tools will help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by encouraging healthy eating, increased physical activity, and moderate weight loss for those who are overweight.

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